We received an email a couple of days ago, and I thought it was so cool I wanted to share it with all of you! Kevin from the Westcoast Wildland Strike Teams from Portland, Oregon wrote in to tell us how much his crew loves our products! Here is what he had to say:

Emergency Essentials:
On behalf of Westcoast Wildland Strike Teams from Portland, Oregon, I would like to extend a big "thank you!" for providing us with such great products for our busy fire seasons. While out fighting forest fires all summer my engine crew is often "spike camped", which means we must stay out in the woods for several weeks at a time, and we are in charge of our own food and water supply. Proper nutrition is vital while working 20 hour shifts, and we appreciate an easily prepared hot meal to keep us going strong. The MRE's store perfectly in our engine compartments, and can withstand the bumpy conditions of our engines driving up and over bumpy logging roads all day. While covered from head to toe with black ash, and nodding off from exhaustion, the last thing I want to think about is how to prepare food for up to 16 firefighters. The MRE's, the freeze dried food in #10 cans, and the Mountain House pouches are considered delicacies out there compared to the "food" we are given by the commanding agency. We also have a few vegetarians in our company, so we appreciate the vegetarian MRE options available. We will continue to use Emergency Essentials exclusively as our food and water supplier, and if there is anything we can do to help you guys out let me know (we can advertise with stickers on our engine, wearing t-shirts while training, etc...) Once again we extend a big THANK YOU, and we will continue to use your products while we are protecting life, property, and the environment. Have a great day!


I love hearing about people using our products in their everyday life, and not just for emergencies. Our products are for so much more that just the end of the world, but are great for all kinds of things. What ways do you use our products everyday? Sound off in the comments

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